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Hollywood hits the books hard this fall

usatoday.com — After a summer break of superheroes and transforming robots, Hollywood's hitting the books harder than ever this fall. Cinema schedules are starting to resemble best-seller lists. Between now and the onslaught of Oscar-ready heavy-hitters arriving in November, Hollywood will release more than two dozen films based on books, with genres ranging from mystery novels (Liam Neeson as a private investigator in Lawrence Block's A Walk Among the Tombstones, out Sept.
Sep 01, 2014

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Sep 01, 2014

Hollywood hits the books hard this fall - a movie preview of everything from Gone Girl to The Boxtrolls usat.ly/1pBaHrU

Sep 01, 2014

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Emoji: Passing fad or new universal language?

usatoday.com — Hieroglyphics are making an unlikely 21st century comeback, and it's all thanks to Millennials' insatiable appetite for texting. Young people might hate history class, but they can't get enough of the cute little characters known as emoji. You're probably familiar with the bright yellow smiling, winking and frowning faces that seem to follow every text message these days.
Sep 02, 2014

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Eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

usatoday.com — CHICAGO (AP) - Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is 110, U.S.
Sep 02, 2014

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